Robert F. Carter, a partner in the firm of Carter & Civitello, has been an active attorney in Connecticut since 1978. From the beginning, his practice has focused on representation of employees with workplace injuries and occupational diseases. Bob was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from Harvard University in 1967 (A.B., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). He received his masters and law degrees from Yale University, where he served as Note and Comment Editor on the Yale Law Journal. After graduating from law school, he served as law clerk to the Hon. M. Joseph Blumenfeld, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut. Before entering full-time legal practice, Bob served as an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut Law School from 1972 through 1974 and attended medical school at the University of Connecticut from 1974 through 1976.
Bob has written and lectured widely on issues related to workplace injuries and occupational diseases. He is an author of the treatise, Connecticut Workers Compensation Law (Thomson Reuters, Connecticut Practice Series Vol. 19 and 19A, 2008) (with Donna Civitello, James Pomeranz, Jason Dodge, and Lucas Strunk.) Among other articles, he is the coauthor of Legal and Scientific Probability of Causation of Cancer and other Environmental Diseases in Individuals 10 Journal of Health, Politics, Policy and Law, No. 1, 33 (1985) (with T. Brennan). He served as visiting lecturer at Yale Law School between 1980 and 1983, teaching courses on occupational disease. He acted as chairman of the Workers Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association between 1993 and 1996, and he has prepared the annual review of developments in workers compensation law for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association since 1997. He serves with a lifetime appointment to the Raytech Corporation Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust as its representative for future claimants, for distributing proceeds to persons seriously injured by asbestos. He has been peer-selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward White) for many years and is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell. Bob serves as a director of Checkspring Bank in New York City and is a fellow of the College of Workers Compensation Lawyers.